Samyang Lenses for Canon In Stock at B&H

B&H has four Samyang lenses with Canon mount in stock and ready to ship. These are mechanical things: no AF nor camera controlled aperture, but very good build quality at a decent price. All listed lenses are compatible with the APC-S format. The following lenses are available:


  • Samyang 14mm Ultra Wide-Angle f/2.8 IF ED UMC for $399.00 (click here). Core specs (review):

    • Ultra Wide-Angle 14mm Lens
    • Compatible With Full Frame Cameras
    • Compatible With APS-C Cameras
    • Hybrid Aspherical Lenses — Sharp Images
    • Multi-Layer Coating to Reduce Flare
    • Manual Focus Lens
    • Built-In Petal-Type Lens Hood

 


  • Samyang 85mm f/1.4 Aspherical Lens at $299.00 (click here). Core specifications (review):

    • Telephoto Portrait Lens
    • Designed For Full-Frame Cameras
    • Manual Focus
    • Minimum Focusing Distance of 3.3′
    • Hybrid Aspherical Lense — Sharp Images
    • Multi-Layer Coating to Reduce Flare

     

 


  • Samyang 8mm Ultra Wide Angle f/3.5 Fisheye Lens
    at $299.00 (click here). Core specifications (review):

    • Ultra Wide-Angle 8mm Fisheye Lens
    • For APS-C Size Image Formats
    • Hybrid Aspherical Lenses — Sharp Images
    • Multi-Layer Coating to Reduce Flare
    • Minimum Focusing Distance of 12″
    • Built-In Petal-Type Lens Hood

 


  • Samyang 35mm f/1.4 WIDE ANGLE UMC lens at $499.00 (click here). Core specifications (review):

    • 12 elements in 10 groups inc. 1x aspherical & 2 HR elements
    • 8 blades
    • 0.3m min. focus distance
    • 111x83mm
    • 77mm filter size
    • petal-shaped lens hood, bayonet mount

EOS 5D3 and EF200mm f/2L IS USM & EF800mm f/5.6L IS USM Service Note

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Canon released a product advisory for the EF200mm f/2L IS USM & EF800mm f/5.6L IS USM lenses when used with an EOS 5D Mark III: It has been confirmed that when the Canon EOS 5D Mark III Digital SLR Camera is used with the EF200mm f/2L IS USM and some units of the EF800mm f/5.6L IS USM lenses […], the Lenses may emit an abnormal noise. This is not an issue of the 5D Mark III, it concerns the mentioned lenses. The units that are affected can be identified by the serial number. See the service note below to check if you have such an unit.

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EOS 5D Mark III vs Nikon’s D800 & D4 video mode comparison by P. Bloom

Good comparison between three different full-frame cameras used to shot video. Philip Bloom compares the Nikon D4 with the Nikon D800 and the EOS 5D Mark III. It’s a 30 minutes review (conclusion at ~23:00) and it focuses on aliasing artifacts and low-light performance. Needless to say, the 5D Mark III has outstanding low-light performance and controls aliasing very good (check the 400% zooms!). The aliasing on the D800 is very bad, especially at 720p. So bad, that an additional aliasing filter was mounted on the D800’s sensor (to show how much it could be made better). On the other hand, the D800 has cleaner HDMI output and is generally sharper out of the box than the 5D Mark III. All in all the review shows once more that the 5D Mark III is a very good all-purpose camera. The video shows live-crops beside the recorded scenes (different high ISOs). Enjoy the video!

For the latest 5D Mark III pictures uploaded to Flickr click here. 5D Mark III availability & price check: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA

 

Updated EOS 5D Mark III User&Owner Manual

Looks like there is an updated version of the EOS 5D Mark III user manual (according to this forum post). Not yet clear what changed from the first version of the user guide. The PDF of the manual can be downloaded here. If someone knows what’s the difference with the previous one please let me know.

For the latest 5D Mark III pictures uploaded to Flickr click here.
5D Mark III availability & price check: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA

10 Things about Photography you don’t have to like (Humor)

Found this little & funny post at cnet.au. Check it for yourself and let me know what you think.

  1. The Canon vs. Nikon debate
  2. There’s so much proprietary technology
  3. A camera isn’t the same as your eye
  4. It can be ridiculously expensive
  5. Photoshop can’t fix everything
  6. The perils of storage
  7. Not being quick enough to capture that photo
  8. Connectivity shouldn’t be an optional extra
  9. Digital is better than film, or vice versa
  10. Sometimes, I forget to take the lens cap off

I think nr. 2 is the most annoying, followed by 4 and 8.

 

 

EOS 5D Mark III Twitter Traffic of the last three Months

Just for fun. The graph above shows the frequency per day of Twitter hash-tags concerning the EOS 5D Mark III during the last three months. You can see a big peak around end of February, a few days before the 5D mark III was announced. The second traffic peak happened around March 27, when the first shops started to have the 5D Mark III in stock. The graph is flat until February 28th because I started recording the traffic on this day. :-)